Auburn Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (SCASV)
The Auburn Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (SCASV) is a student-led group with a focus on shelter medicine. The organization hosts bimonthly rounds at the local Lee County Humane Society to perform physical examinations and administer preventative care to the resident cats and dogs.
Principle activities, events, or programs:
The principal activity of the Auburn SCASV is rounds at Lee County Humane Society. There are approximately 6 rounds dates per semester that students can come practice physical examination skills under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Students gain experience in blood draws, diagnostic testing and vaccine administration as well as skills examining fecal slides and skin scrapes. There are also club lunches featuring relevant subjects to shelter medicine as well as outreach and fundraising opportunities for the local shelters.
How this group’s activities benefit the profession, university, and community:
This club is one of the most involved in reaching out to the surrounding Auburn community. Through our biweekly rounds, SCASV provides needed examinations and care to the many shelter animals in preparation for their adoption. Rounds also serve to assist Lee County Humane Society by providing diagnostic tests, vaccinations, flea and tick and heartworm preventatives at no cost to the shelter. Members of AU SCASV also serve as an integral part in the fostering program and in transportation of the animals to facilitate adoption. Shelter Medicine is one of the newest specialties and this club serves to educate veterinary students about this discipline and future career opportunities in this area.
How to get involved with this group:
If you are interested in being involved with the Auburn SCASV, please visit our Facebook page for more information. There will also be booths with information at Open House and other events at the vet school.
President: Abby Brasher
Vice President: Jodi Benitez
Secretary: Amanda Jacob
Treasurer: Bailey Lucas
Rounds Leaders: Amanda Hanley and Krista Wood
Website (AU Shelter Vets on Facebook):